Staycation in Ontario's Highlands

These days we are all about staycations in Ontario, and for good reason. You don’t need to get on a plane to relax on a sandy beach, be pampered at a spa, or experience a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure in all four seasons. From luxury accommodations to rustic retreats, and minimalist getaways, Ontario’s Highlands has your dream Ontario staycation waiting for you.

If you are keen to book a staycation where you can savour the best that nature and small town living has to offer, we have some great ideas for you.

Why not plan your spring, summer, or fall vacation and save money at the same time?

All About the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

If you have always wanted to explore your own backyard, there is no time like the present. In Ontario, the provincial government has introduced the new Ontario Staycation Tax Credit which gives visitors up to $400 per couple in tax credits for expenses made in the 2022 tax year. Get the full details here.

Accommodations for the Adventurous

Adventure seekers know that after a day spent on the road, trail, or water, giving it everything you’ve got, you’re looking for more than just a place to crash. Let these 12 spots be your home base for your next outdoor adventure in Ontario’s Highlands.

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Your Staycation Inspiration

Local Inspiration

Local's Take: 2-Day Cabin Disconnect in Haliburton Highlands

Disconnect with a wilderness experience and overnight stay in a cozy log cabin in Haliburton. 

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Local's Take on Staycations

Wander Sustainably

Being respectful of a region's values and culture is key to being a good visitors.

Bring your bike (or rent one) to explore the community on two wheels. The environment will thank you.

Learn more about the Indigenous people who once lived (or still do) at your destination.

Places to Stay

Multi-Day Adventures

From cozy bed and breakfasts to inns, cabins, cottages, yurts (and even a treehouse or two!) your accommodation will be more than just a place to lay your head.